Fall is absolutely gorgeous, and I love to look at the leaves changing. The dark red/purplish ones are my favorite, and Carl prefers the bright red ones. Like the one that we had the joyous opportunity to enjoy for about a week in the comfort of our own home. This beautiful tree is one of three grown trees that is housed in our own backyard, and delivers much discussion about the changing of seasons. God's creation is so amazing.
This past weekend, we participated in one of my favorite Fall activities---a trip to Prairie Du Chien, to look at the leaves, and enjoy the Open House that was taking place at the Apple Orchard. We go up to Prairie numerous times throughout the Summer months, and I enjoy our time up there so much while the sun is shining, and our time is spent on the beaches playing in the sand. But I also enjoy a brisk day at the Apple Orchard, and a view of the beautiful valleys filled with the different colors of trees.
It was cold, and I did not pack appropriately for my children. I felt so bad for Carson, as I failed to pack mittens for the poor guy. He had a hat, and a light jacket, but that's about it. He enjoyed some outside activities, despite his frozen hands.
Natalie also enjoyed her time spent outside with the animals.
I bundled Weston up, and he enjoyed the Apple Orchard from the comfort of the Baby Bjorn. I absolutely love that thing, and he never makes a peep while in it. Even with 35 degree temps, his nose bright red from the cold.....he just hung out and continued to smile at every person that passed by. He is a true gem---that little Weston of ours.
We enjoyed walking around, and doing some shopping in the neat store that was housed at the Orchard.
We all had a great time at the orchard, and I see this becoming a tradition that we will continue for many years. I enjoy looking forward to the different traditions that we have as the seasons change.
I personally highly recommend their chicken salad sandwich. It is amazing, to say the least!
I enjoyed a little one-on-one time with my little W on Sunday before big brother came crashing through the doors to sit on him. Thus is true. Carson thoroughly enjoys sitting on Weston's back, or legs. I don't know why, but he finds it to be hilarious. He is so gentle with him at times, and then turns around and sits on him with a sneaky smile on his face. He is testing us, no doubt...it's just too bad it comes at the expense of taking Weston's breath away. Literally.
This is the face I enjoyed on Sunday morning. He is always so happy, and I absolutely adore this little boy. He can make a bad day turn great instantly, and I look forward to seeing this smile every day when I pick him up.
This little guy is on a fast track to getting places, and will be crawling before we know it. And, I am not. ready. for. that. yet!
I sit here and reflect on this weekend, and love the memories that we are making with our children and family. This was a perfect fall weekend in my book, and I love that I have the opportunity to experience these kind of things with my loved ones. Thank you, Lord.